Emperor does not wear clothes
The Emperors New Clothes: A Tale Set in China by DemiFirst, let me say that Im a fan of Demi. Second, that The Emperors New Clothes has always been one of my favorite HCA tales. Third, that I am fascinated by Chinese art and culture. Thankfully, all came together beautifully and lived up to my high hopes for this gorgeous re-telling! Demis art is sumptuous, the shimmering golds, the vibrant colors--but more than that, she really captures a sense of traditional Chinese artwork (her deer and geese are amazing!) and infuses the scenes with culture and tradition. And yet, for all this beauty and attention to detail, the artwork is also extremely FUN! I loved some of the expressions on the Emperors servants and the tailor and seamstress. Demis retelling captures the essence of the original while making it completely adapted to its new culture and setting.
(My only disappointment is that the Emperor was not *actually* naked--I guess the magical new wardrobe didnt include the boxers! I know, I know, but as a kid I thought it was just so absolutely hilarious to think of him strutting around without a stitch of clothing on--and I still love how other editions skillfully work in the nudity without making it overt! Even so, as you can gather from the cover illustration, the Emperor look suitably ridiculous in his undies!)
Story: The Emperor and his New Clothes
The label given to any fictional item that viewers have been induced into believing as real.. Anderson's tale involves a vain king who was preoccupied with his appearance and his wardrobe. A pair of swindlers took advantage of this by pretending to be able to weave the finest cloth, which couldn't be seen by people who were either unfit for office or were particularly stupid. The king decided to have a suit of clothes made from the fabric in order to test which of his courtiers was unfit for office. As he didn't want to appear stupid or unfit for rule himself, he pretended to be able to see the new clothes, as did all of his courtiers.
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Download the audio of the Emperor's New Clothes right click, save as. The Emperor is enormously vain and likes nothing better than to show off his clothes. Two weavers comes to his court saying that they makes clothes that are like no others - anyone who is simple in the head, or unfit for his job, will not be able to see them. All the courtiers say that the clothes are quite magnificent, and the Emperor plans to wear his new suit for the procession through the centre of the city. The moral of this story rings so very true! What we are doing is totally absurd, but we can't stop because everybody else seems to believe that it's the right thing to do.
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When the emperor parades before his subjects in his new "clothes", no one dares to say that they do not see any suit of clothes on him for fear that they will be seen as stupid. Finally a child cries out, "But he isn't wearing anything at all! The tale has been adapted to various media , and the story's title, the phrase "The Emperor has no clothes", and variations thereof have been adopted for use in numerous other works and as an idiom. A vain emperor who cares too much about wearing and displaying clothes hires two weavers who claim to make the most beautiful clothes and elaborate patterns. The weavers are con-men who convince the emperor they are using a fine fabric invisible to anyone who is either unfit for his position or "hopelessly stupid". The con lies in that the weavers are actually only pretending to manufacture the clothes.
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